Robert Houston RSW

1891-1942

Although a native of Ayrshire Robert Houston was not a relation of his contemporary from the same county, George Houston. An all rounder in landscape art, Robert’s work in oils especially, is noted for its use of colours of a high tone which led to his eventual success as a railway poster artist. Born in Kilbirnie, he studied at the Glasgow School of Art and was elected RSW in 1936.